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University of Puget Sound

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Program Name

Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy


Why do two developing countries in the same region have vastly different vaccination rates? What specific factors have the greatest influence on the vaccination rates in differing developing nations? This papers objective is to use a statistical model to try to determine what factors, education, healthcare system and infrastructure, play the largest role in impacting both positively the measles vaccination rate in 20 African countries. The results found only two of the six variables originally chosen to be statistically significant. These variables were the percentage of paved roads and the percentage of the GDP spent on education.


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Influenza Virus Vaccines | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion